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THE PIPELINE  |  VOLUME 2  |  ISSUE 5
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Water Utility Leaders Urge Congress to Fund Infrastructure Renewal

Annual fly-in puts spotlight on country’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure

More than 130 water utility professionals from 47 states visited with members of Congress April 13-14 to urge funding for critical loan programs to repair and renew U.S. water and wastewater systems.

The utility leaders were in the District of Columbia as delegates of the Water Matters! Fly-In, an annual event hosted by the American Water Works Association link to (http://www.awwa.org) (AWWA). They took part in more than 300 meetings with elected representatives over two days.

AWWA members went to Capitol Hill advocating that Congress: 

  • Support fully authorized funding — $35 million — for the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). 
  • Allow WIFIA to more fully realize its potential by removing the cap on WIFIA support of a project.
  • Support at least $1.3 billion in funding for the drinking water and $1.3 billion for the wastewater state revolving loan fund programs.
  • Remove the annual volume caps for private activity bonds for water infrastructure projects.
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